This is a roundup of news and other interesting pieces that I’ve come across over the last few days. Read about the new POINT.ME award search tool, giving Hyatt Globalist the boot, Capital One rewards cards offering restaurant perks, Barclays business cards reporting to personal reports, and St Kitts and Nevis to ban single-use plastics.
POINT.ME is a real-time search engine that helps you maximizes the value of your points. American Express offers a free trial, but will limitations. You can read the article for more details and get a trial code from OMAAT for the full experience for one day.
Many people in this hobby chase status with hotels and airlines. Having top tier elite status can be great when you often stay at a specific hotel or mostly fly with one airline. But sometimes it’s worth asking yourself if achieving that status is worth it for you. Mark at Miles to Memories asks just that. Is Hyatt Globalist status worth it?
Capital One is partnering with Chef José Andrés, the MICHELIN Guide and the James Beard Foundation on a new dining portal that combines curated restaurant recommendations and tables set aside for Capital One rewards cardmembers.
Traditionally Barclays has not reported Barclays Business credit cards to a consumers personal credit report. This is important for people wanting to stay under the Chase 5/24 rule. In the last month there has been two datapoints stating that a Barclays Business card was reported to their credit report.
As the call to end single-use plastics gets louder, the nation of St Kitts and Nevis is moving ahead with its plan to combat plastic pollution and promote a healthy environment.
Several Caribbean island nations have already banned the use of single-use plastics, among them Jamaica, Dominica, Turks and Caicos and Barbados.